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Did Bergdahl Desert? 27 

The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as...

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McMillan Asks To Be Investigated 12 

Idaho state Rep. Shannon McMillan has asked that the House convene an ethics committee to examine her actions, after she voted against a bill that could benefit her without revealing her conflict of interest. “It is with deepest regret that I rise before you today...

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Cindy: Academy Awards? Meh 

Under the hastag #ThingsMoreExcitingThanTheAcademyAwards Cindy lists: Flossing my teeth. Cutting my cat's nails. Ironing pillowcases. Cleaning bathtub grout. Balancing my checkbook. Watching paint dry. Alphabetizing my spice cabinet. Question: Am I the only one who watched -- and enjoyed -- the Academy Awards last night?

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The 'Selfie' That Crashed Twitter 

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.14

11:17 a.m. Megan has questions for KCSDeputy re: concealed weapons classes.; 10:47 a.m. A loose dog has been captured on Project CdA/Venture School grounds on 9th Street/CdA. 10:35 a.m. Non-injury, two-vehicle accident reported on Honeysuckle Avenue, west of H95/CdA. 10:21 a.m. Unwanted person reported @...

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Otter Officially Announces Candidacy 

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter filed his official declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office today to run for a third term as Idaho’s Governor. “It’s been a great honor to serve the citizens of Idaho as your Governor for the past seven years,”...

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District 3 Legislators Huddle 

State Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, and Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Post Falls, both of District 3, are seen hobnobbing before a legislative information meeting at the Coeur d'Alene Library Saturday afternoon. A light crowd turned out to hear the bi-weekly legislative report from Nonini, Mendive,...

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SB 1254 Not About Campus Safety 

Let me start with two predictions. First, Senate Bill 1254 — the so-called “guns on campus” bill that is now awaiting a vote by the full Idaho House — will pass and become law. Second, someone will try to open carry a gun into Bronco...

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Morse Bill Would Change City Looks 

Eighth & Main would have a "little hat" instead of a spire that sparked a citywide discussion - and a little grumbling - about whether it looked like the top of a Mormon temple. Jack's Urban Meeting Place, under construction between 9th, 11th, Front and...

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Legislators Enjoy A Laugh 

State Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, enjoy a laugh during a legislative information meeting in the Coeur d'Alene Library Saturday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Poll: Won't Vote For Newcomers

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation says it won't vote for a political newcomer who moved to Kootenai County in the last two years. 167 of 217 respondents (76.96%) said they won't vote for a newcomer running for legislative or courthouse office. Only 16 of 217...

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Party Affiliation Deadline Nearing 

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa on Monday reminded voters who may wish to change their Democratic, Libertarian or Constitution party affiliation to vote in the May 20 Republican primary that they have just two working weeks to do so. The March 14 deadline coincides with...

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Sisyphus: Idaho Needs Wake-up Call 18 

Sisyphus: But I perceive Fulcher more an opportunist than an ideologue. He's making feeble efforts at distinguishing himself on Common Core, when he was on the committee that approved it unanimously. I really don't think Fulcher will be that different except for the whacko base...

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AM Headlines -- 3.3.14

Members of Bonney Lake High School team, from left, Emily Rash, Morgan Demich, Romica Watson and Jessica Luckey work together to prepare their entry during the Boyd’s Coffee ProStart Invitational at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on Sunday. Scott Maben SR story here....

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Another Otter Crony In The News 10 

Once again high officials in the administration of Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter have been caught misrepresenting facts and manipulating data in order to present a less than honest picture to the people of Idaho. It is intentional, done with malice aforethought and it is...

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Clerk To Post Candidacy Filings 

Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon announced today that starting tomorrow, March 4, the County Elections staff will be posting daily updates to the County’s Elections website. These daily updates will list the names of candidates who filed for offices on the May 20, 2014 Primary...

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JFAC Backs 1% Teacher Pay Increase 

Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, arguing for her motion to give teachers a 1.5 percent base pay increase next year instead of 1 percent, noted that teachers have lost thousands in pay due to budget cuts during the economic downturn, and not all teachers will benefit...

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Costello: Campus Carry? No Big Deal 70 

If the Idaho Legislature shows some good sense, as well as some courage, and allows concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms on campus, the most likely result will be absolutely nothing. Concealed carry permit holders carry firearms all over Idaho every day without...

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Giving Some Like To A Salamander 

For those of you in the mood, 7th grader Ilah Hickman is looking for some "likes" in her crusade to name the Idaho Giant Salamander as the official Idaho state amphibian. She's set up a Facebook page that now has 504 likes, entitled: "Idaho Giant...

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SR: Is Idaho Soft On Crime? 

Is Idaho soft on crime? It appears so in the case of the Tennessee contractor that failed to adequately staff a prison, and tried to cover it up. After the Associated Press revealed the chronic understaffing and falsifying of time reports by Corrections Corporation of...

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Top Picture: '12 Years A Slave' 

Lupita Nyong'o, left, prepares to embrace Angelina Jolie, as Benedict Cumberbatch, background center, looks on, and Brad Pitt, embraces Chiwetel Ejiofor, right, after "12 Years a Slave" was announced the winner for best picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday in Los...

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Has Russia Declared War On Ukraine? 

As Ukraine's new leaders accused Russia of declaring war, Russia's Prime Minister warned Sunday that blood could be spilled amid growing instability in the neighboring nation. Kiev mobilized troops and called up military reservists in a rapidly escalating crisis that has raised fears of a...

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Common Sense But For Which City? 

A Coeur d’Alene businessman named Toby Schindelbeck appears to be the latest out-of-state transplant set to make his political mark on Kootenai County. Schindelbeck, who ran unsuccessfully for City Council in Chico, Calif., two years ago, is about to announce his candidacy for House District...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.

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